Hi all, I'm new here so I may not be posting this question in the right place....anyway here's the problem.
I was walking my dog a few days ago and a dog ran out from a house we walked past and started attacking her. I fell over and my son's pram tipped over and it was pretty much a horrible experience all round. Although my dog was not physically hurt I'm worried because she is now acting strange, well, very out of character when another dog approaches us. She has always been very friendly and she is also very obedient, I walk her down the beach almost everyday and she plays off the leash with other dogs all the time with no problems. I have a feeling she is unsure as to what another dogs intentions may be after being attacked. She is still obedient and always comes when called and walks next to me off leash if asked but at the dog beach dogs do run around off leash all the time and that's understandable because that's what it's for. She goes very stiff when a dog approaches and although she doesn't bite she puts her hair and and stiffens up. She is also not interested in playing with any dogs anymore which is so unusual for her. I'm worried that the changes in her will be permanent and any advice would be much appreciated.